Fans react after video of Indian skipper KL Rahul removing chewing gum before national anthem goes viral
- KL Rahul leads the Indian team in Zimbabwe.
- He picked up his first win as India’s ODI captain on Thursday.
- A video of KL Rahul has gone viral in which he can be seen removing chewing gum from his mouth before the national anthem.
In the first ODI, he picked up his first win as India’s ODI captain. He had previously captained India in three ODIs against South Africa earlier this year but suffered defeat in all three.
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But even though he wasn’t there in the middle to earn applause for his show with the bat, KL still managed to steal the show for something he did on the field before the game started. .
As the teams lined up for the national anthems before the game started, Rahul took the gum out of his mouth as a sign of respect. Video of the incident was widely shared on social media.
Rahul was originally due to make his return for India against West Indies last month in a five-match T20I series but testing positive for COVID before leaving for the Caribbean islands quashed his plans. He is set to represent India at the upcoming T20 Asian Cup tournament and will most likely open the Men in Blue rounds alongside skipper Rohit Sharma.